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U astronomers tackle decade’s biggest questions

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The innovative research from U physics and astronomy hit the areas that the national community determined as priorities in a once-in-a-decade report that guides the direction of astro-research for years to come. Lisa Potter, research communications specialist, University of Utah Communications Astronomers and astrophysicists at the University of Utah have been driving discoveries in the […]

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New Effort to Map the Universe, Unravel Mysteries of “Dark Energy”

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A five-year quest to map the universe and unravel the mysteries of dark energy began officially on May 17, 2021, at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will capture and study the light from more than 30 million galaxies and other distant objects, allowing scientists to construct a 3-D map of the universe with unprecedented detail.

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